Sep 5 - Sep 14
Over the course of 12 features—six maniacal midnight-movie classics and six subversive exercises in genre revision made on the fringes of Hollywood—John Waters has created one of the most influential and beloved bodies of work in all of American underground cinema. As part of our complete retrospective, Waters will also present a series of films, from British domestic melodramas to Hollywood horror franchises, that, in his words, “I’m jealous I didn’t make.”
Writer-director Ned Benson depicts the complexities of a relationship in the aftermath of tragic loss in his epic and enigmatic romance The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, boldly plumbing the inner lives of a wounded couple (Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy).
Sultry, chic, and alluring, the late Lauren Bacall epitomized movie-star glamour and film noir backbone. While her most iconic roles paired her with first husband Humphrey Bogart, after his death she found that “being a widow is not a profession” and forged a career rich with comebacks, including her first Oscar nomination at age 72. With her seductive voice and signature “look,” chin held low and eyes cast upward, Lauren Bacall was among the last of the true Hollywood sirens.
Sep 26 - Oct 12
Join us as North America's second oldest film festival marks its 52nd edition with 17 days of exciting world premieres, award winners from Cannes, Berlin and Venice, retrospective screenings, spotlights on emerging filmmakers, panels, galas and much more!
Sep 26 - Oct 12
The observations of “the most intelligent man in contemporary cinema,” to quote Jean-Luc Godard in 1958, led to 20 of the sharpest, toughest, wittiest, and most intricate films to come out of Hollywood at its peak. Why pay tribute to Joseph L. Mankiewicz now? Because, to put it simply, Mankiewicz matters—to cinema, and to you.
Sep 26 - Oct 12
It’s a commonplace to think of documentary as an add-on to fiction, something extra, and of course nothing could be further from the truth: cinema started with documentary, and it will always be at the core of the art form. These 15 films, so vastly different in outlook and method and tone, represent the best in documentary filmmaking today.
Sep 27 - Sep 28
The advent of the digital age has created a “new audience,” people no longer content to be passive consumers of entertainment but active participants in their media. As the traditional lines separating the arts are blurred by stories spanning multiple platforms innovative creators are shaping a bold new art form.
Oct 2 - Oct 10
We have a terrific roster of special presentations for this year’s festival—an artful and unexpectedly funny mini-series from Bruno Dumont, two brand new theatrical adaptations from Arnaud Desplechin and Claire Denis, an animated masterpiece from Paul Grimault and Jacques Prévert, the great John Boorman’s sequel to his 1987 Hope and Glory (brought to you by Film Comment), and… Spinal Tap!
Oct 3 - Oct 5
The New York Film Festival’s Projections section presents an international selection of artists’ film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most vital and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.
Oct 11 - Apr 27
The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2014 – 2015 season. Experience the Met live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Walter Reade Theater—specially equipped with high definition screens and surround sound!